The tables show the relevent phonetic symbols (in IPA) with the
corresponding orthographic symbols, which is ASCII only.
The 24 letters used are:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p r s t u v w y z —
q x are used only for proper nouns and have no prescribed phonetic values. Upper case letters aren't used except in proper nouns with non-standard pronunciation (usually initially).
There are 23 consonant phones occurring as 19 consonant phonemes (not counting sc).
|Nasals||(Voiced)||m||m||n||n *||ɲ||n *||ŋ||n *|
There are 5 vowel phonemes.
|High||i||i y||u||u w|
|Mid||e ~ ɛ||e||o ~ ɔ||o|
|Low||a ~ ɑ||a|
Note: <ay> and <ey> appear in the vocabulary instead of <ai> and <ei>; this should be fixed. However, <y> and <w> make more sense than <i> and <u> in diphthongs.
In pronunciation, but never in writing, an epenthetic vowel may occur before or after a consonant to make pronunciation easier.
The nucleus of a CCIAL syllable is usually a simple vowel, sometimes a diphthong. The coda, if it occurs, is a single consonant. The onset, if it occurs, is a single consonant or a cluster; a leftover <s> may occur initially before certain consonants and clusters.
CCIAL words of 2 or more syllables stress the syllable containing the next-to-last vowel letter, with <y> and <w> not counting as vowel letters in this context.
page started: 2014.Dec.07 Sun
current date: 2014.Dec.20 Sat
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